Another Israeli Reservist Refuses to Take Part in Occupation

Ishai Rozen-Zvi has been jailed for refusal to serve in the occupied [Palestinian] territories. Rozen-Zvi: "I cannot take part in imposing a siege on hundreds of thousands of men, women and children; in starving entire villages, preventing them from going to their daily work, to medical
treatment or selling their wares, laying them hostage to political decisions. The siege of towns, like bombardment from helicopters, do not
put an end to terrorism. They are a sop to Israeli public opinion and the demand to ‘Let the Israeli Defense Forces triumph!’ "

Ishai Rozen-Zvi has been jailed for refusal to serve in the occupied [Palestinian] territories. Rozen-Zvi: "I cannot take part in imposing a siege on hundreds of thousands of men, women and children; in starving entire villages, preventing them from going to their daily work, to medical
treatment or selling their wares, laying them hostage to political decisions. The siege of towns, like bombardment from helicopters, do not
put an end to terrorism. They are a sop to Israeli public opinion and the demand to ‘Let the Israeli Defense Forces triumph!’ "

Rozen-Zvi’s act of refusal is remarkable because of his background – he is the son of an eminent law professor who was a member of the commission of
inquiry into the Rabin assassination. Notably, Rozen-Zvi is an observant Jew, his family background is "national-religious, " generally associated with the hardline settlers.

Rozen-Zvi himself attended a settlers’
religious school, and is the first graduate of that network to refuse to take part in the current campaign of repression against the Palestinians.

As reported yesterday in Ma’ariv, 15 professors, many of them also of religious background, signed a petition calling for his release, and intend to establish a protest tent in front of the Defence Ministry.

Rozen-Zvi has been in touch with Yesh Gvul and we have taken up his case. We now appeal to all those who responded to our "Adopt a
refusenik" call, to join us in backing him. We recommend the following:

1. Please call his wife Michal (972.3.5324672) to convey your support.
2. Approach your local media with details of the case, and your decision to "adopt an IDF reservist who refuses to take part in inhumane
actions."

3. Collect money to help us a) support his family (three children)
    b) support our campaign on his behalf.
4. Any other initiative to the same end …

5. Keep us informed of all actions you take.

Contact Yesh Gvul: Peretz Kidron cherryk@zahav.net.il

Fuller details at the Ha’aretz website .

Author:

News Service: The Other Israel

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